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The changing payroll narrative

The payroll function has undergone immense change over the past years – from new regulations to emerging technologies – and most recently an unprecedented crisis that has challenged the process more than ever.

How have current market trends affected payroll and how are attitudes likely to change in light of the pandemic, particularly as cash becomes king? Whilst challenges remain, could automation come out a winner? Could payroll and HR data be the single source of truth business leaders are craving?

In partnership with SD Worx, Financial Director aims to find out.
1. What do you think have been the most important changes in payroll over the past decade? Please select all that apply. *This question is required.
2. Given current market forces and the need to maximise cash, how have attitudes towards payroll changed, do you feel? *This question is required.
3. Do you use payroll data to influence HR decisions, given current market pressures? *This question is required.
4. Are you able to utilise payroll data to help the business make strategic decisions? *This question is required.
5. How much should the finance function be considering payroll as a strategic function? *This question is required.
6. Over the course of the past decade other elements of the finance function have become automated. Has this happened to the same extent with payroll? *This question is required.
7. In your opinion, what key benefit(s) does automated payroll offer? Please select all that apply. *This question is required.
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8. What are the biggest barriers to automation? *This question is required.
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9. How did the pandemic affect the payroll process of your company? *This question is required.
10. To what extent is payroll a big factor in HR transformation? *This question is required.